urnt down about midnight before, there being then in it Mr. Allerton, and many fishermen, whom he employed that season.
To this little fishing colony I feel specially indebted, as by the presence of Allerton, of Mayflower fame, his daughter became acquainted with a Dorset man of the colony, one Moses Maverick, and by their marriage a daughter was born, who married; and then, generation by generation, a descent is produced which has furnished a Mayflower ancestry to my family.
While Roger Williams was at Salem he seems to have had dealings with Cradock, through his agents, Mayhew and Jolliffe; and for a debt of £ 50 or £ 60 they took payment of his house there, which is still standing at the corner of North and Essex streets, Salem, and known as the Witch House.
In 1639, John Stratton of Salem, gent, conveyed all his interest in lands at Cape Porpoise (the present northeast boundry of Kennebunk Harbor) to Richard Saltonstall and Rev. Hugh Peters, that was not already sold to Ma